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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2011

MT. PLEASANT TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG CRIMES

TYLER, Texas –A 40-year-old Mt. Pleasant, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison today for drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

                Hector Nieto pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2010, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider.  Nieto was also ordered to forfeit ownership of commercial property in Mt. Pleasant, Texas valued at $93,000.00, a 2005 GMC, K3500 pickup truck, and $21,473.47 in US Currency.

According to information presented in court, in July 2009, Nieto knowingly delivered approximately three kilograms of cocaine to others with instructions to transport the cocaine to Chicago, Illinois for sale and distribution.  Nieto was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 14, 2010 and charged with federal drug trafficking crimes. 

                This case was investigated by the Texas DPS, ICE/HSI, FBI, DEA, IRS, and ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

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